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My point was that we walk a pretty fine line when we take what is already a morally questionable practice (the death penalty) and make it the punishment of an ethical code where only money is at risk.

To be honest it would needlessly cheapen the death penalty and I'm someone who isn't particularly fond of it. When we change the DP as being reserved for multiple brutal murderers rapists and generally the worst of our society and make them by definition comparable in any way shape or form to someone who steals money on whatever the scale - it's just idiotic.

That and the sort of emotionally charged non-existant scenarios TH described have never actually happened. To say one man is capable of such a feat is laughable, you can't even attribute the whole of the enron fall to him much less the fking bailout.

CEO's Presidents MOTB etc are all already perfectly liable in a great many ways for fraud and fucking things up enormously without wading in there with a baseless assertion that the death penalty is required.
Well, one could argue that a CEO who robs his employees and shareholders could endanger their lives, albeit indirectly; a person robbed in such a manner might not be able to afford health insurance, and be unable to get treatment if they get cancer.

But such a scenario, while realistic, isn't necessarily the fault of the CEO (unless they gave the person cancer, but that's another crime). Which is why I agree that the death penalty is ridiculous for them. That said, the punishments should be WAY more strict.
 
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